Outdoor Growing


Grower watering seedlings on a window sill. Grower watering seedlings on a window sill. Grower watering seedlings on a window sill. Grower watering seedlings on a window sill.


Even if you are a veteran outdoor gardener, there are benefits to using some indoor growing techniques to get a jump on your outdoor...

Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower. Close-up of a bee about to land on a sunflower.


Pollinators are on the decline, but by planting the right plants and providing shelter and water, you can help them make a comeback.

Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know Greenhouse Planning: What Growers Need to Know


So, you’ve decided to start growing in a greenhouse. That’s great! It might be tempting to start with selecting a frame, but wait. There...

Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden. Gardener using an app to check temperature and humidity levels in an outdoor garden.


While you’re in the thick of performing gardening chores this season, start noting how microclimates work in your landscape.

The (Light) Cycle of Life: Solstices, Equinoxes, and Growing Cannabis The (Light) Cycle of Life: Solstices, Equinoxes, and Growing Cannabis The (Light) Cycle of Life: Solstices, Equinoxes, and Growing Cannabis The (Light) Cycle of Life: Solstices, Equinoxes, and Growing Cannabis


The solstices and equinoxes are significant for planting and growing cannabis and can be helpful in planning an outdoor season.

Moving Plants Inside for the Winter: What You Need to Know Moving Plants Inside for the Winter: What You Need to Know Moving Plants Inside for the Winter: What You Need to Know Moving Plants Inside for the Winter: What You Need to Know


Just because mornings are becoming frosty doesn’t mean your gardening season is over.

Summertime Gardening Tips to Help Your Plants Survive the Heat Summertime Gardening Tips to Help Your Plants Survive the Heat Summertime Gardening Tips to Help Your Plants Survive the Heat Summertime Gardening Tips to Help Your Plants Survive the Heat


Gardening during any season has its challenges, but summer can be one of the most brutal. Heat dries up the soil and burns a plant’s...

Greenhouse in the Summer climate Greenhouse in the Summer climate Greenhouse in the Summer climate Greenhouse in the Summer climate


Think a greenhouse is a greenhouse is a greenhouse? Think again! The design of your greenhouse should be tailored to your local climate in...

Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening Handwatering and Drip System Combinations for Outdoor Gardening


Hand-watering and drip systems both have their merits, but combining these techniques gives growers the best of both worlds.

How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier How to Start Your Summer Outdoor Growing Season Earlier


Experienced gardeners know that the sooner plants can be exposed to natural sunlight the better. In northern climates, this can be a tricky...

Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules Back to Eden: The Fruit is Sweeter When You Break the Rules


Fertilizer, water, and digging are cornerstones of any garden. So, how is it that Paul Gautschi breaks these conventions and still manages...

Extending The Growing Season Extending The Growing Season Extending The Growing Season Extending The Growing Season


The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are plummeting. While this would normally signal the end of the outdoor growing season...

Garden Cloches: Giving Plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving Plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving Plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving Plants More time


Garden cloches serve the same function as cold frames, movable row covers and greenhouses, but only in a smaller, single-serving size.

How to Cool Your Greenhouse: Be a Master of Heat Transfer How to Cool Your Greenhouse: Be a Master of Heat Transfer How to Cool Your Greenhouse: Be a Master of Heat Transfer How to Cool Your Greenhouse: Be a Master of Heat Transfer


Sunshine can be way too harsh for greenhouse-grown plants if it’s not properly addressed. When it comes to growing in a greenhouse in...

Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors Moving On, Moving Out: Taking the Indoor Garden Outdoors


Moving your indoor crops outdoors can be a daunting but worthwhile task. Here are some things to consider before you get started.

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot: How to Help Your Plants Deal With Summer Heat


Rising temperatures means peak growing season is finally here. However, heat can turn deadly for plants if we’re not careful. Here’s how to...

Starting an Outdoor Hydroponic Garden Starting an Outdoor Hydroponic Garden Starting an Outdoor Hydroponic Garden Starting an Outdoor Hydroponic Garden


Summertime gives indoor growers the opportunity to take their hydroponic gardens outdoors, as plants, like their owners, also benefit from...

Greenhouses 101: Styles and Materials Greenhouses 101: Styles and Materials Greenhouses 101: Styles and Materials Greenhouses 101: Styles and Materials


Frank Rauscher gives us the basics on greenhouse construction and the materials involved. He says the most important step in building your...

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